Educational Service District 105

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High School Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl 2014

Knowledge Bowl is an athletic event for the mind, providing a high energy atmosphere as teams huddle together to plot strategies and pull together plans and answers that result in scored points.

Knowledge Bowl tests high school teams on their knowledge on science, astronomy, literature, math, current events, history, and a wide array of other subjects. This friendly academic competition offers opportunities for students to master their team building skills, participate in a competitive test of their academic knowledge, and interact with students from other schools in the region.

The activities involve practice meets that begin in late fall and continue until the Regional Knowledge Bowl meets early in the spring, when teams compete for advancement to their division's State Knowledge Bowl competition. Each team is comprised of up to six students who work together in an opening group-answer written round against all competing schools, followed by a series of oral rounds going head-to-head against one or two other teams.

ESD 105 has hosted Knowledge Bowl competition in the region since 2003-2004. Our first regional competition was held December 11, 2003.  In 2013, West Valley High School became our region's first-ever State Knowledge Bowl championship team, earning the State 2A title with a team coached by Ron Bergevin and Elizabeth Chicken.

2015-2016 Participating Schools & Contact Info:

High School Division Coach
Cle Elum-Roslyn 1A Brett Simpson, George Kreppein, Charlie Harper
Davis (Yakima)
4A Katie DeHaven
East Valley 2ABraydon Smith
Easton 2B (opting up from 1B)
Phil Derrick
Eisenhower (Yakima)
4A Cameron De Haven
Ellensburg 2A Marco Bicchieri
Grandview 2A Kelly Ledgerwood
Highland 1A Mary Hall
Kittitas2BChris Richards and Debbi Prigge
Riverside Christian 1B Mike Emmans
Royal 1A Eric Carlson
Selah 2A Dave Dwyer
Sunnyside 4A Paula Greene
Toppenish 2A Michael Ayling
Wapato 2A James Rowland
West Valley 4A (opting up from 3A)
Ron Bergevin and Elizabeth Chicken
White Swan (Mt. Adams) 2B Ken Olden
Zillah1AMark Nelson


2015-2016 Competition Activities:

Date Time Host
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:30 p.m. West Valley High School
Monday, December 14, 2015 3:30 p.m. Toppenish High School
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 3:30 p.m. East Valley High School
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 3:30 p.m. Wapato High School
4A, 2A, 1A & 2B Regional for ESD 105:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:30 p.m. Ellensburg High School
1B Combined Regional (ESD 105 & 123): 
9:00 a.m.
TBD at ESD 123
State Tournaments (all classifications):  Saturday, March 19, 2016
 TBA Arlington High School

• 4A schools: 
   Top 3 go to State (among Davis, Eisenhower, Richland (from ESD 123 at ESD 105 Regional), Sunnyside, and West Valley)
• 2A schools: 
  Top 2 go to State (among East Valley, Ellensburg, Grandview, Selah, Toppenish, and Wapato)
• 1A schools: 
   Top 2 go to State (among Cle Elum-Roslyn, Highland, Royal, and Zillah)
• 2B schools: 
   1 goes to State (among Easton, Kittitas, and White Swan)
• 1B schools: 
   2 go to State (among Riverside Christian and three ESD 123 schools)

Contact Information

Ron Bergevin
Knowledge Bowl Coordinator